* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Cost of starting a business, % of income per capita, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 186 countries was 19.78 percent of per capita GNI.The highest value was in Venezuela: 211.8 percent of per capita GNI and the lowest value was in Rwanda: 0 percent of per capita GNI. The indicator is available from 2003 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent of per capita GNI; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Cost of starting a business, 2019 Global rank Available data
Venezuela 211.8 1 2003 - 2019
Somalia 198.2 2 2015 - 2019
Haiti 179.7 3 2003 - 2019
Chad 169.3 4 2003 - 2019
Micronesia 141.4 5 2003 - 2019
C.A. Republic 127.8 6 2003 - 2019
Mozambique 106.9 7 2003 - 2019
Suriname 93.5 8 2005 - 2019
G.-Bissau 88.8 9 2005 - 2019
Zimbabwe 76.6 10 2003 - 2019
Nicaragua 65.7 11 2003 - 2019
R. of Congo 62.2 12 2003 - 2019
Eq. Guinea 59.1 13 2005 - 2019
Mali 55.1 14 2003 - 2019
Comoros 54.2 15 2005 - 2019
Cambodia 53.4 16 2003 - 2019
Paraguay 52.2 17 2003 - 2019
Gambia 49.5 18 2005 - 2019
Ethiopia 45.4 19 2003 - 2019
El Salvador 43.3 20 2003 - 2019
Burkina Faso 42.8 21 2003 - 2019
Vanuatu 42.5 22 2003 - 2019
Lebanon 42.3 23 2003 - 2019
Tanzania 40.6 24 2003 - 2019
Uganda 40.5 25 2003 - 2019
Palestine 40.3 26 2004 - 2019
Yemen 40.2 27 2003 - 2019
Djibouti 39.7 28 2005 - 2019
Bolivia 37.3 29 2003 - 2019
Kiribati 34.9 30 2003 - 2019
Belize 34.3 31 2005 - 2019
Iraq 34.2 32 2004 - 2019
Zambia 34 33 2003 - 2019
Guinea 33.8 34 2003 - 2019
Ecuador 33 35 2003 - 2019
Malawi 32.6 36 2003 - 2019
Madagascar 30.2 37 2003 - 2019
Honduras 28.1 38 2003 - 2019
Solomon Isl. 27.4 39 2003 - 2019
Nigeria 26.1 40 2013 - 2019
Cameroon 24.8 41 2003 - 2019
Libya 24.6 42 2012 - 2019
Uruguay 24.1 43 2003 - 2019
Jordan 23.3 44 2003 - 2019
Philippines 23.3 45 2003 - 2019
Senegal 22.6 46 2003 - 2019
Kenya 22.4 47 2003 - 2019
Eritrea 21.3 48 2004 - 2019
Egypt 20.3 49 2003 - 2019
Nepal 20.2 50 2003 - 2019
Papua N.G. 18.6 51 2003 - 2019
Sudan 17.8 52 2004 - 2019
Tajikistan 17.5 53 2005 - 2019
Guatemala 17.3 54 2003 - 2019
UA Emirates 17.2 55 2003 - 2019
Saint Lucia 17 56 2005 - 2019
DR Congo 16.3 57 2003 - 2019
Mauritania 15.8 58 2003 - 2019
Dominica 15.2 59 2005 - 2019
Mexico 15.2 60 2013 - 2019
South Korea 14.6 61 2003 - 2019
Fiji 14.5 62 2003 - 2019
Grenada 14.4 63 2005 - 2019
Colombia 14.1 64 2003 - 2019
St. Vincent & ... 13.9 65 2005 - 2019
Italy 13.8 66 2003 - 2019
Bosnia & Herz. 13.7 67 2003 - 2019
Domin. Rep. 13.7 68 2003 - 2019
Burma 13.3 69 2012 - 2019
Gabon 13.3 70 2005 - 2019
Cape Verde 13 71 2005 - 2019
Seychelles 12.5 72 2005 - 2019
S.T.&Principe 12.4 73 2004 - 2019
Burundi 12.3 74 2003 - 2019
Ghana 12.3 75 2003 - 2019
Poland 11.6 76 2003 - 2019
Algeria 11.3 77 2003 - 2019
Angola 11.1 78 2003 - 2019
Malaysia 11.1 79 2003 - 2019
Bahamas 11 80 2007 - 2019
Albania 10.8 81 2003 - 2019
Swaziland 10.7 82 2005 - 2019
Costa Rica 9.6 83 2003 - 2019
Guyana 9.4 84 2004 - 2019
Peru 9.4 85 2003 - 2019
Namibia 8.9 86 2003 - 2019
San Marino 8.8 87 2012 - 2019
Bangladesh 8.7 88 2013 - 2019
Sri Lanka 8.7 89 2003 - 2019
Syria 8.1 90 2003 - 2019
Togo 8.1 91 2003 - 2019
Ant.& Barb. 8 92 2005 - 2019
Niger 7.9 93 2003 - 2019
Sierra Leone 7.6 94 2003 - 2019
Japan 7.5 95 2013 - 2019
Barbados 7.3 96 2011 - 2019
India 7.2 97 2013 - 2019
Samoa 6.9 98 2003 - 2019
Afghanistan 6.8 99 2004 - 2019
Malta 6.7 100 2011 - 2019
Pakistan 6.7 101 2013 - 2019
Germany 6.5 102 2003 - 2019
Liberia 6.3 103 2006 - 2019
Qatar 6.3 104 2007 - 2019
Croatia 6.2 105 2003 - 2019
Lesotho 6.1 106 2003 - 2019
Tonga 6 107 2003 - 2019
Turkey 6 108 2003 - 2019
Panama 5.8 109 2003 - 2019
Indonesia 5.7 110 2013 - 2019
Cyprus 5.6 111 2008 - 2019
Vietnam 5.6 112 2003 - 2019
Saudi Arabia 5.4 113 2003 - 2019
Belgium 5.3 114 2003 - 2019
Argentina 5 115 2003 - 2019
Austria 4.7 116 2003 - 2019
Laos 4.6 117 2003 - 2019
Hungary 4.5 118 2003 - 2019
Brazil 4.2 119 2013 - 2019
Jamaica 4.2 120 2003 - 2019
Maldives 4.1 121 2003 - 2019
Moldova 4 122 2003 - 2019
Netherlands 4 123 2003 - 2019
Spain 3.9 124 2003 - 2019
Bhutan 3.7 125 2003 - 2019
Morocco 3.6 126 2003 - 2019
Benin 3.5 127 2003 - 2019
Euro area 3.21 128 2003 - 2019
North Macedonia 3.1 129 2003 - 2019
Oman 3.1 130 2003 - 2019
Thailand 3 131 2003 - 2019
Tunisia 2.9 132 2003 - 2019
Chile 2.7 133 2003 - 2019
Israel 2.7 134 2003 - 2019
Ivory Coast 2.7 135 2003 - 2019
Serbia 2.3 136 2003 - 2019
Switzerland 2.3 137 2003 - 2019
Liechtenstein 2.2 138 2018 - 2019
Palau 2.2 139 2003 - 2019
Uzbekistan 2.2 140 2003 - 2019
Georgia 2.1 141 2003 - 2019
Iceland 1.9 142 2004 - 2019
Portugal 1.9 143 2003 - 2019
Kuwait 1.7 144 2003 - 2019
Luxembourg 1.6 145 2006 - 2019
Greece 1.5 146 2003 - 2019
Latvia 1.5 147 2003 - 2019
Kyrgyzstan 1.4 148 2003 - 2019
Azerbaijan 1.2 149 2003 - 2019
Mongolia 1.2 150 2003 - 2019
Montenegro 1.2 151 2006 - 2019
Puerto Rico 1.2 152 2003 - 2019
Brunei 1.1 153 2006 - 2019
China 1.1 154 2013 - 2019
Czechia 1.1 155 2003 - 2019
Iran 1.1 156 2003 - 2019
Bahrain 1 157 2007 - 2019
Bulgaria 1 158 2003 - 2019
Estonia 1 159 2003 - 2019
Russia 1 160 2013 - 2019
Slovakia 1 161 2003 - 2019
USA 1 162 2013 - 2019
Armenia 0.8 163 2003 - 2019
Mauritius 0.8 164 2004 - 2019
Norway 0.8 165 2003 - 2019
Australia 0.7 166 2003 - 2019
Finland 0.7 167 2003 - 2019
France 0.7 168 2003 - 2019
Tr.&Tobago 0.7 169 2005 - 2019
Botswana 0.6 170 2003 - 2019
Belarus 0.5 171 2003 - 2019
Hong Kong 0.5 172 2003 - 2019
Lithuania 0.5 173 2003 - 2019
Sweden 0.5 174 2003 - 2019
Ukraine 0.5 175 2003 - 2019
Singapore 0.4 176 2003 - 2019
Canada 0.3 177 2003 - 2019
Romania 0.3 178 2003 - 2019
Denmark 0.2 179 2003 - 2019
Kazakhstan 0.2 180 2003 - 2019
New Zealand 0.2 181 2003 - 2019
South Africa 0.2 182 2003 - 2019
Ireland 0.1 183 2003 - 2019
Rwanda 0 184 2003 - 2019
Slovenia 0 185 2003 - 2019
UK 0 186 2003 - 2019


Definition: The indicator includes all official fees and fees for legal or professional services if such services are required by law. The company law, the commercial code, and specific regulations and fee schedules are used as sources for calculating costs. The indicator excludes bribes.
211.80
198.20
179.70
169.30
141.40
127.80
106.90
93.50
88.80
76.60
65.70
62.20
59.10
55.10
54.20
53.40
52.20
49.50
45.40
43.30
42.80
42.50
42.30
40.60
40.50
40.30
40.20
39.70
37.30
34.90
34.30
34.20
34.00
33.80
33.00
32.60
30.20
28.10
27.40
26.10
24.80
24.60
24.10
23.30
23.30
22.60
22.40
21.30
20.30
20.20
18.60
17.80
17.50
17.30
17.20
17.00
16.30
15.80
15.20
15.20
14.60
14.50
14.40
14.10
13.90
13.80
13.70
13.70
13.30
13.30
13.00
12.50
12.40
12.30
12.30
11.60
11.30
11.10
11.10
11.00
10.80
10.70
9.60
9.40
9.40
8.90
8.80
8.70
8.70
8.10
8.10
8.00
7.90
7.60
7.50
7.30
7.20
6.90
6.80
6.70
6.70
6.50
6.30
6.30
6.20
6.10
6.00
6.00
5.80
5.70
5.60
5.60
5.40
5.30
5.00
4.70
4.60
4.50
4.20
4.20
4.10
4.00
4.00
3.90
3.70
3.60
3.50
3.21
3.10
3.10
3.00
2.90
2.70
2.70
2.70
2.30
2.30
2.20
2.20
2.20
2.10
1.90
1.90
1.70
1.60
1.50
1.50
1.40
1.20
1.20
1.20
1.20
1.10
1.10
1.10
1.10
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
0.80
0.80
0.80
0.70
0.70
0.70
0.70
0.60
0.50
0.50
0.50
0.50
0.50
0.40
0.30
0.30
0.20
0.20
0.20
0.20
0.10
0.00
0.00
0.00
0
53
105.9
158.9
211.8
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